Aksys announces first co-developed game Magus
posted on 06.11.13 at 09:59 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Action RPG in co-development with Black Tower.

Aksys Games, a game publisher usually known for its localization of games that have already been developed, has announced its first co-developed game at E3.

Titled Magus, the game is an action RPG co-developed with the Tokyo-based Black Tower running on Unreal Engine 3 for unannounced platforms. In it, players will discover who Magus is, and why he has been imprisoned.


In a world of fire and water, an unfathomable power waits. Magus has been imprisoned in a tower in the Waterfall Kingdom and tortured for years. His crime is unknown; his history is a mystery. He remains locked up, powerless, until a new prisoner named Kinna arrives and she aids him in his escape. So begins their journey to discover Magus’s true abilities—chroma magic, his innate talent to absorb power from the colors green, red, and purple in the surrounding environment to unleash deadly attacks. Along the way they must face the wrath of the Waterfall Kingdom and battle them to uncover Magus’s ultimate purpose. Why has this mysterious woman decided to help him? And why now, after all this time?


  • An Epic Quest for Power – Travel to dangerous lands and battle the forces that prevent you from become the god you were meant to be.
  • Unleash Blistering Attacks – The world possesses red, green, and purple magic. Absorb these colors to unleash powerful magical attacks. Everything from devastating tornados to shapeshifting—Magus’s abilities are sure to please any fantasy fan.
  • Evolve and Become Unstoppable – Choose between throwing fireballs or manipulating gravity—or both! Hone in on one type of magic to become the master of it or learn them all, and let no one stand in your way.

Aksys is currently showing Magus at E3. Visit the game’s teaser site here.

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  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    UNEXPECTED SURPRISE. That’s pretty awesome to hear, way to go Aksys. Of course, I’ll still be looking to them for localization announcements =3

  • Rudy Soto

    By the sound of it all, it appears that Magus will turn out to be an anti-hero or perhaps a down right villain.
    I like it.

  • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

    Good for them.

    Really like seeing companies commonly known for localizing games taking risks like developing their own.

  • Aurizen

    what is this for ps4?

  • Elvick

    Wonder what platforms it’s for. Wish they’d have told us that much at least.

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    looks like soul sacrifice

  • MasterSensei

    This games sounds pretty good so far and I would love to see it in action.It would really be cool if this was for Vita because it seems like a vita game.

  • artemisthemp

    The Logo remind me of Soul Sacrifice, which ain’t a bad thing.
    I hope we see some gameplay soon

  • coax

    > An Epic Quest for Power
    I’ll probably pass.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Color magic and Waterfall Kingdom? Interest piqued.

  • Impressionnant

    By “Action RPG” do they mean a game like Dragon’s Dogma or a game like Diablo? If it’s the former I might be interested.